My fitbit One does seem to count a swing as a step. I don't think the activity level and calorie burn estimate are correct for the activity since fitbit just sees how much and how fast you move and cannot factor in resistance. I wear a heart rate monitor and log non-step activities using my HRM calorei burn. But without one, I think the exertion is similar to either circuit training or vigorous calisthenics in intensity (if kettlebells aren't in the database--I don't recall since I use my HRM). Do only count the work time not rests if doing intervals.
I don't wear my fitbit when I work out unless I am running. I just track it separately since it does not seem to register non-stepping movements much (except for bow drying hair or clapping- those do register) But tracking separately, I think, gives me a more accurate calorie count since I get my steps in and then my boot camp, weight lifting, or yoga/pilates, whatever counted as well. I have worn it for a boot camp workout just to see. It registered less than 1/4 of the time as "very active" even though I was sweating, heart rate way up, and truly very active. If you go on the fitbit site you can add extra activities. I haven't noticed that it syncs with SP like the food does, so I just log it on here and not worry about it on the fitbit site.
current weight: 135.4
Fitness Minutes: (86,089)
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